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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2011, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Dolphin
 love this...thanks for keeping it real:) ...



love this...thanks for keeping it real:)  sometimes i think people must think I'm totally negligent for the things my boys do, but you are so right - they find a way!!
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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-16-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,743
Posted By Dolphin
thanks pbjmama - I appreciate your response.  I...

thanks pbjmama - I appreciate your response.  I am on the verge of crying all the time, so I know I have to get something under control here.  We moved to a new house in a remote (to me)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-16-2011, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Dolphin
Oh he absolutely had to clean it up. ...

Oh he absolutely had to clean it up.  Unfortunately though, after sitting in 102 degree Texas heat for an hour  (before I found it) it had dried and caked on and had to be scrubbed off with major...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Dolphin
Thanks guys.  Well I am home alone with three...

Thanks guys.  Well I am home alone with three boys many days because DH travels tons.  I have a baby (14 mos) that needs to nap, and I have to be able to leave the 4.5 yo unsupervised, until and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,743
Posted By Dolphin
I am asking here because I seriously would like...

I am asking here because I seriously would like to know if this is normal behavior!!  This is something he would have done at 2.5 or even 3.5, but he was 4 in April and acts like he doesnt'...
Forum: Parenting   08-06-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
Linda, I just read your post and tears are...

Linda, I just read your post and tears are flowing (and I'm not really a cryer:)) so thank you.  I think you helped more than you know. 
Forum: Parenting   08-05-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
I just reread your post Insidevoice.  The part...

I just reread your post Insidevoice.  The part about DH helping...is an issue that is so hard for me.  That's where the bedtime struggles come from.  He does bedtime with the older boys (when he's...
Forum: Parenting   08-05-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and advice and...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and advice and hugs.  Insidevoice, you have given some great advice.  I honestly think if my DH were gone all the time, it would be easier somehow because he and I...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
having three boys has absolutely pushed me way...

having three boys has absolutely pushed me way beyond my capacity to be a good parent.
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
thanks jenn...that's one i haven't read but I...

thanks jenn...that's one i haven't read but I ordered it tonight on Amazon for Saturday delivery.  Maybe it will have some tools in there for me to try to turn it around.  I don't see a bath/novel...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dolphin
And it all started on a horrifying downhill...

And it all started on a horrifying downhill slope when I became pregnant with our (surprise) third son two years ago and moved to a new bigger house away from friends and anything that's closer than...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-19-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dolphin
MarineWife, I posted earlier and haven't been...

MarineWife, I posted earlier and haven't been back to the thread.  You sound so much like me, even down to the one hyper child and one sensitive one.  I really know what you are going through...you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-15-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dolphin
I was pretty much in the same place as you are...

I was pretty much in the same place as you are about to be, with a 3 year old, a 7 year old and a newborn, and a husband who travels tons.  It's hard, I won't lie, but you will get through it!!  I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
Posted By Dolphin
love it - thanks for sharing!

love it - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,129
Posted By Dolphin
Wow, we are so going through some of the same...

Wow, we are so going through some of the same things.  I wish I had advice but I was just searching around here for some help with our struggles.  I have a three year old, almost 4 now actually and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-24-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Dolphin
Agreed - awesome committment for nursing for two...

Agreed - awesome committment for nursing for two years!!  Good for you, and for your daughter.  I also second that raw milk is a very healthy food that I wouldn't restrict.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-09-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Dolphin
do you know what part of Texas?  We're in Austin...

do you know what part of Texas?  We're in Austin and I can give you a few options...  also Texas has the philosophical exemption option...no medical exemption necessary. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-08-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Dolphin
i was so there 8 months ago, so i totally know...

i was so there 8 months ago, so i totally know what you are going throug.  my toddler was just over three though...but what i did to survive the early weeks was to find a mother's helper to come in...
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dolphin
oh this makes me so sad crunchy...my DH does...

oh this makes me so sad crunchy...my DH does this to our kids:(  drives me absolutely nuts, but i know he loves them and i don't want to dictate their relationship, etc.  but i will hate it if they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dolphin
 wow, op here...

 wow, op here http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hola.gif  i didn't realize this had fired back up!  i appreciate the dissenting opinions, i really do.  and sometimes i play devil's advocate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dolphin
Thanks so much for the feedback guys!!  yes, i...

Thanks so much for the feedback guys!!  yes, i definitely use a timer, but he's gotten in the habit of running over and adding more minutes when i walk out of the room (computer is in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dolphin
Because my 7 yo ds thinks he is completely...

Because my 7 yo ds thinks he is completely mistreated and I'm the meanest mommy ever.  He is absolutely obsessed with an online video game called Roblox.  He would play this game 24/7 if he were...
Forum: Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dolphin
no advice OP but I think we're living the same...

no advice OP but I think we're living the same life!!  except we don't homeschool, and my littlest is now 7 mos.  but i'm subbing in the hopes that this stays alive...i need help too, so you're so...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Dolphin
I sometimes have the tearing too, and I had a...

I sometimes have the tearing too, and I had a c/s so it's not a healing thing. I have discovered that it's somewhat cyclical, a result of lower estrogen because of breastfeeding.  My hormones are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-07-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Dolphin
any chance it could be pertussis?  if so, have...

any chance it could be pertussis?  if so, have you read about sodium ascorbate?  i always avoid abx too...if they could prove it to be bacterial (which even bronchitis usually isn't - it's often...
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